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Tasmanian Tiger Introduces the TT Vest Base Plus MKII and TT Trooper Back Plate

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

The new adjustable, lightweight tactical vest is armor plate ready and customizable. The backplate carrier is an extension of the TT Chest Rig MKII.

Miramar, Fla. (January 2020) – Tasmanian Tiger®, a tactical nylon line of products distributed exclusively for the US market by Proforce Equipment, Inc., announces the new TT Vest Base Plus MKII, a lightweight, adjustable tactical vest, armor plate and accessory-ready.

Made from durable 700 denier Cordura® with a mesh material front and only weighing in at 25 ounces (720g), the TT Vest Base Plus MKII is length and width adjustable and has rubberized padded shoulder straps that also are length adjustable for all-day comfort and a perfect fit. The front has a fold-away compartment for a ballistic SAPI (30 x 25cm) panel and an insert for an additional armor plate on the back. There are plenty of options for customization with the addition of pouches and accessories on the TT Vest Base Plus MKII starting with MOLLE on the front, back, and side panels. Additionally, there is a zip compartment on the front. The vest is easy to take off and on and is lightweight and comfortable enough for wearing while traveling. Available in black, olive, and coyote for an MSRP of $139.00 (armor plates or accessory pouches not included).

Another new plate carrier is the TT Trooper Back Plate, an extension that attaches to the TT Chest Rig MKII. The Trooper Back Plate clips on the back of the Chest Rig MKII to support the back-armor plate and additional gear. The adaptable suspension system keeps the weight balanced on the body and secure, even during active movement. It has MOLLE on the sides for the addition of extra pouches and features four hook-and-loop closure pouches for additional gear or magazines. The TT Trooper Back Plate comes in black, olive, coyote, and MultiCam with an MSRP of $89.95 (MultiCam MSRP is $99.95).

Visit Tasmanian Tiger® at the 2020 Shot Show, Booth 20563/663

Click to see the 2020 Tasmanian Tiger digital catalog here.

APTUM MINIMALIST Plate Carrier – Beez Combat Systems

Monday, December 16th, 2019

The APTUM™ Minimalist is a low visibility plate carrier in the APTUM™ product line. The low profile design of the APTUM™ Minimalist was designed to be upscaled by using a Beez Combat Systems chest rig or load bearing system. This allows the user a minimalist approach to field operations with the option of comfortably adding necessary tools by layering equipment if the mission at hand calls for it.

The Minimalist has multiple cummerbund options and accessories. The APTUM™ system will continually evolve to meet user demands.

Available in Multicam, Multicam Black, Coyote, Black, and Ranger Green.


APTUM™ Product Line – www.beezcombatsystems.com/APTUM_c61

ElfOnTheShelf EOTS-MK1 Plate Carrier from Miltex Tactical

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

The EOS-MK1 plate carrier is available NOW at miltextactical.ca for a limited time only!!

Angel Armor’s AVAIL III+ Ballistic Door Panels to be Unveiled at SHOT Show 2020

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

AVAIL III+ Engineered to Defend Against NIJ Level III Rifle Threats with Additional Protection Against Special Threats

FORT COLLINS, CO. — December 6, 2019 — Angel Armor will unveil its latest ballistic door panel — the AVAIL+ — at SHOT Show on January 21, 2020.

“Reducing the risk in high-risk stops is always our goal,” says Josh Richardson, co-founder of Angel Armor. “Our AVAIL+ ballistic door panels will provide patrol officers with the next level of protection as they are engineered to defend against NIJ Level III Rifle Threats with additional protection against special threats. We’re excited to introduce the AVAIL+ at Shot Show.”

Richardson adds that although the AVAIL+ comes with added protection for patrol officers it remains true to the AVAIL series by remaining durable and simple to install. “We’re determined as ever to continue innovating so that law enforcement personnel throughout the nation are safer,” says Richardson. “That’s how we — as a company — say, ‘Thanks for your service,’ to those who protect and serve our communities.”




? 7.62x51mm NATO (M80) 150gr FMJ @ 2750 +/- 50 fps (~ 853 mps)

? Special Threat Protection (LAPD Specification MTD 11-BDP01)

? 7.62x39mm PS BALL (MSC) @ 2380 +/- 50 fps (~725 mps)

? 5.56x45mm M193 @ 3200 +/- 30 fps (~975 mps)

? 5.56x45mm M855 @ 3050 +/- 30 fps (~930 mps)


Chevy Tahoe (2015-2020)

Weight: 48.5 lbs Thickness: 0.33 in Coverage Area: 4.26 ft2 Areal Density: 10.6 lbs/ft2

Ford Interceptor (All New 2020)

Weight: 47.7 lbs

Thickness: 0.33 in Coverage Area: 4.25 ft2 Areal Density: 10.6 lbs/ft2

Dodge Charger (2011-2020)

Weight: 37.6 lbs Thickness: 0.33 in Coverage Area: 3.46 ft2 Areal Density: 10.6 lbs/ft2

Ford Interceptor (2016-2019)

Weight: 47.4 lbs Thickness: 0.33 in Coverage Area: 4.23 ft2 Areal Density: 10.6 lbs/ft2


? Seamless, single-panel technology

? Concealed design doesn’t interfere with internal door components

? Powerful Protection

? Precisely engineered to defend against NIJ Level III rifle threats with additional

protection against special threats

? Proprietary Ballistic Technology exceeds NIJ multi-round standards

? Advanced Innovation

? Proprietary one-piece design is durable, weatherproof and provides optimized coverage area

? Reinforced hinge kit included to deliver maximum door support

? Retention strap ensures flawless door functionality


PPSS Group Launch Next Generation Body Armour Offering Previously Unthinkable Levels Of Protection

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

PSS Group’s next generation of high-performance body armour is taking personal protection to a completely new-found level.

Made from Auxilam™, a unique carbon fibre composite material, this latest body armour will protect the wearer from even the most vicious and brutal types of edged weapon and shanks imaginable. 

Utilising a combination of the incredible strength of carbon fibre, the auxetic properties of Auxilam™ technology and some additional ‘top secret’ assets derived from the specially developed composite structure, this next generation of body armour offers a truly outstanding balance of weight, protection, performance and durability.

Comparing it with PPSS Group’s highly acclaimed polycarbonate-based stab resistant vests, the company is claiming a reduction of 19% in thickness (utilising a 3.9mm carbon fibre composite) and a 6.6% lower aerial density and reduced weight for its latest development.

Yet, it will be certified to KR2/SP2 according to the UK Home Office Body Armour Standard, as well as NIJ Level 2 (Stab & Spike) and VPAM K2/D2 meaning it will offer a truly significant higher level of knife, spike and needle protection.

Thoroughly field tested, the body armour will be made available from Monday 06 January 2020.

Government agencies and security companies will be able to choose from an array of different styles, ranging from covert, overt to hi viz overt options.

Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group states: “Law Enforcement, Border Force, Immigration, Customs and Prison Officers are being attacked by criminals carrying and using knives, machetes, shanks, blunt objects and hypodermic needles every day.”

“Our key objective is to protect those men and women even more effectively. Using the very latest in technology and following extensive research and development, our latest body armour is now offering previously absolutely unthinkable levels of protection.”

“It also offers exceptional, VPAM certified protection from blunt objects, effectively reducing the risks of blunt force trauma injuries e.g. internal bleeding.”

The UK headquartered firm has been supplying countless of homeland security agencies in countries around the world with their widely respected polycarbonate-based stab resistant vests over the past ten years.


Milipol 19 – Carapace Helmet Appliqué from SMPP PVT LTD

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

SMPP PVT LTD is an Indian company which has developed a helmet up-armor appliqué for ACH or PASGT shaped helmets. Currently in use on the Hindu Kush region by Indian soldiers who face rifle threats, the design of Carapace is similar to a donut, covering the area most likely to be engaged by a rifle.

Ceramic in nature, it defeats AK47 HSC and M16 SS109 ammunition and weighs 1.25 kg.

NP Aerospace Launches New Tactical Ballistic Shield Range at Milipol

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

**Tactical Cut Shield Preview at Milipol Paris, 19-22 November, Stand N083 Hall 5**

Pictured Above: New NP Aerospace Tactical Cut Shield, alongside the 3020 ELITE Tactical Assaulter Suit.

Global armour manufacturer, NP Aerospace, has extended its LASA Lightweight Armoured Soldier Architecture portfolio with the launch of new ballistic shields for tactical operations.

The second generation shields range provides ballistic multi-hit protection for high risk tactical teams to NIJ Level III+ special threats. A range of sizes and designs are available with or without viewports and weapon rests, providing optimum manoeuvrability in challenging environments. Lighting and camera systems can be fitted to offer additional flexibility.

The tactical cut variant (pictured above) is being launched at this week’s Milipol Homeland Security event in Paris from 19-22 November. The shield is designed in response to end user demand for enhanced ergonomics, user flexibility and overall weight reduction in addition to protection against 7.62mm and 5.56 rifle ball rounds and hand guns.

New design features include ladder rails and rugged corner protectors to enable the shield to be used at different angles or as a ramp. Each shield has a radius curve allowing it to fit more closely to the body, and attachment points to allow weapons to be added.

James Kempston, CEO, NP Aerospace, comments: “Rising global terror threats are driving defence and security manufacturers to introduce new design innovations which deliver greater value for both end users and procurement teams. Through our continued close engagement with special forces operations and law enforcement agencies we are seeing increased demand for modular products which allow integration with other systems and adjustment to fit different body sizes, as it enables defence spending to be optimised. Our new shields are designed to deliver the highest level of protection combined with flexible operator features to allow use in the widest range of tactical scenarios.”

The new NP Aerospace second generation shield range is designed for rugged operations and includes lightweight ballistic composite handle systems for single handed and dual operations. There are two main variants in the range – Generation 2 Shields which come in three sizes and the Tactical Cut shield which is available in two sizes. All products in the range are now available to order.

NP Aerospace @ Milipol – Stand N083 Hall 5

NP Aerospace is exhibiting at Milipol with French Distribution Partner, EMD, at Paris-Nord Villepinte from 19-22 November (Stand N083, Hall 5).


New Accessories From Mission Spec; WingIt and PackStraps-Enhanced

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Mission Spec, LLC (KS) is releasing two new accessory items meant for integration with other pieces of kit.

Mission Spec WingIt™ adds additional PALS/MOLLE space to your chestrig of choice allowing for more essential equipment to be carried. The two (left and right) panels integrate with the users chestrig via the hook Velcro backing and the side strap buckles, for redundancy. Virtually no space is wasted between the WingIt panel and the chestrig itself (see video). Chem-light/glove hangers are also included with the design.

The WingIt is compatible with almost all current generation standard chestrigs.  Available in two sizes (small and large) customers should reference the overview video or information available at MissionSpec.com to make sure they are ordering the correct size for their chestrig.

Mission Spec PackStraps™-Enhanced were designed to integrate with industry packs that utilize a 1.5” webbing interface (see video, shown with HSP FlatPack) and to offer the user a comfortable padded shoulder strap that will help reduce fatigue over a period of long use.

This product can be used as backpack straps only or to integrate with industry standard chestrigs such as the Mission Spec MagRack5 line, HSP; D3CR-M, D3CR(x), D3CR-H, and Spiritus brand chest rigs (not a comprehensive list).

Both items are immediately available in the full standard line of Mission Spec colors and patterns. Custom colors and patterns can be obtained in small or large quantities. USA made with USA sourced components, berry compliant, and carry a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Both items have been built on a custom-level numerous times for customers. It was decided that Mission Spec would add them both to its list of regular offerings.  Dealer inquiries are welcome. Items come with proper UPC identification and retail packaging.